Wednesday, February 28, 2018

The Magic Chair Murder: A 1920s English mystery by Diane Janes

Frances is on the board of the Robert Barnaby Society.  They are staying at the hotel with "The Magic Chair" that is part of the Barnaby legend.  A lady is to speak about the tale and the chair the next day, but she's missing.  When she's found, she's dead...

Severn House and Net Galley allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published March 1st.

Frances teams up with Tom and starts looking into things.  She had talked to her the night before and doesn't believe it was suicide as the police do.

It turns out the society is hotbed of intrigue, has been hiding an affair, and even has a guy who is a stalker.  It's not a group I'd like to be involved in!  As it is, her snooping gets her into trouble with the group.

They determine she was going to deliver some controversial information during her talk the next day.  They take a look at everyone in the group and her past.  As they sift through the facts they get closer to the killer.

Even more disconcerting, Frances finds herself falling for Ted.  Then she calls about the case and finds out he's married.  Things aren't easy for Frances, whose husband left her for another woman.

This was an interesting and entertaining mystery that I enjoyed.  I'd read more in this series.

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